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Relocate your Business to Jersey

With unrivalled connectivity, world-leading broadband speeds, a digitally-focused economy, vibrant culture and stunning natural surroundings, Jersey is the ideal location for you and your business.

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Why Relocate Your Digital Business to Jersey?
Culture & Lifestyle

A great work-life balance is truly achievable in Jersey. Our unique European-style culture, stunning beaches and world-renowned cuisine offer the perfect contrast to a hard day’s work in the Island’s thriving international business centre.

 

Favourable Tax Structure

Jersey has no capital gains tax, low personal tax rates and a 0/10 corporate tax regime, with additional tax benefits for different sub-sectors such as digital consultancy and non-automated digital services.

 

Seamless Connectivity

Jersey’s award-winning broadband infrastructure is unparalleled, with 100% of homes and businesses connected to a full fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) gigabit-speed network, ensuring seamless connectivity for your digital business.

Ideal Location

The beautiful island of Jersey is located in the English Channel, between the south coast of England and the north coast of France. As a self-governed Crown Dependency, Jersey offers the unique advantages of an offshore jurisdiction, using the same major global currency (GBP), language and time zone as the UK.

Connected to the World

Jersey is easily accessible with 36 daily flights from more than 20 airports across to major UK and European cities, including major technology centres.

 

Dedicated Support

Working together, Digital Jersey and Locate Jersey provide dedicated support across key relocation concerns including licensing, staffing and networking. We understand that your business is not the only important thing to consider, also providing expert advice on housing, schools and family life.

 

Case Study - Target Internet

Target Internet, a digital marketing training provider, relocated their digital business and family to Jersey. With super-fast, high-speed broadband, a multitude of networking opportunities and a safe, secure environment to raise a family, the Target Internet team could not be happier with their decision.

Your business relocation journey
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Contact Digital Jersey

Contact Digital Jersey who will bring you up to speed with the local Digital Sector and the support available to relocating businesses.

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Seek professional advice

In any relocation, it is important to take third party professional advice, with regards to legal and tax matters.

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Complete and submit business plan

Your application will be judged based on innovation, market, job creation & training and scalability

Evaluation and feedback

Where applicable, Digital Jersey will provide feedback on the business plan, supporting in positioning its content to the needs of the Population Office.

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Sole trader/Partnership or Limited Liability

To register as a Sole Trader/Partnerships complete the Business Licence Application Form (NB 01 V1).

To register as a Limited Liability company, complete the Business Licence Application Form (CHWL 01). Companies can engage a company service provider to incorporate your business with the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

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Population office population form submitted

Locate Jersey will submit your Business Licence Application Form to the Population Office, with endorsement from Digital Jersey

Evaluation Criteria & Guidance for relocation applicants

Working with Locate Jersey, Digital Jersey will support and endorse Digital Businesses applying for the necessary licensing permissions to operate in Jersey. Any digital or technology business is eligible for our support; however, endorsement will rest on the operational plans of the company’s Jersey presence.

Innovation

Digital Jersey is looking for cutting-edge business model that seize an opportunity and accelerate the development of a new market or industry through digital innovations. Applications are evaluated in terms of their level of innovation and introduction of new products, services or processes within their field.

Market

When evaluating the attractiveness of the relevant market, Digital Jersey will focus on market size, commercial potentials and barriers to entry. Additionally, Digital Jersey will evaluate the level of competition in the market and how applicant plans to enter and differentiate themselves in the market.

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Job creation and training

Digital Jersey supports businesses with clear plans to create local employment opportunities, be they through outsourced work, such as IT, legal, marketing, accountancy and HR, or in-house recruitment. Particular support is given to companies seeking to create local employment and training opportunities in technical occupations, such as software development, digital marketing etc.

Scalability

Digital Jersey supports businesses with clear potential to create jobs and growth in Jersey. For this reason, Digital Jersey values scalability. Hence, it should be demonstrated that the business model is built to scale up, that it is highly expandable, and that it represents a significant growth potential.

Dedicated relocation support

For successful applicants, Digital Jersey will work closely with Locate Jersey, local government partners and our network of industry experts to ensure that your business is supported every step of the way during the relocation process.

Recruitment Support

We can help you source local talent including advertising vacancies on our dedicated careers pages.

Workspace at the Digital Hub

We can provide your business with a soft-landing workspace in the Digital Jersey Hub while you source the ideal office space.

Build Business Connections

We will help you get connected and build business connections to the relevant local network of industry experts.

Networking & Events

In association with our partners Locate Jersey, you will have access to invaluable networking opportunities and industry events.

Further Considerations
Work and housing permissions

Jersey has it’s own independent government, which means that work and housing laws are unique to the Island. EU (EEA) citizens have the right to work but need to obtain the relevant working permissions.

There are four categories of residential status in Jersey:

CategoryDefinitionEmployment RestrictionsHousing Rights
EntitledA Jersey resident who has lived on the Island for more than 10 yearsNoneCan buy, sell or lease any property​
LicensedAn ‘essential employee’Employers needs permission to employ ‘licensed’ individualsCan buy, sell or lease any property, except for first time buyer properties or social rented housing, for as long as they retain their ‘licensed’ status
Entitled to WorkJersey residents of over 5 consecutive years, or someone who is married to an ‘entitled’, ‘licensed’, or ‘entitled for work​’ individualNoneCan buy property jointly with an ‘entitled’ spouse or civil partner or can lease ‘registered’ properties
RegisteredA person who has been resident for less than 5 years or anyone who does not qualify under the above categoriesEmployer needs permission​ to employ a ‘registered’ personCan only lease ‘registered’ properties as their main place of residence

 

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Registering your business name in Jersey

Businesses must be registered with the Jersey Financial Services Commission Companies Registry.

Firstly, we recommend that you check that your preferred business name is not already registered. You can do this by looking at the company search on the JFSC website. When you complete your business licence application you can indicate whether you also wish to register a new business name. The JFSC will contact you to take a £50 registration fee before your business name can be registered.

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